Digital Design Architect (Data)

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Salford, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
3 months ago

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Job Description

University of Salford - Digital IT

Salary:£41,526 to £49,553 (plus skills premium to £65K)
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Permanent
Placed On:20th January 2021
Closes:21st February 2021

A bit about our Digital IT team…

At the core, we provide IT services to the University’s students, academics and professionals, but the reality is we do so much more than that! We explore new technologies, we strive to innovate whilst all along, placing a strong focus around improving the customer experience.

Our ambition is that Salford will become the destination of choice for students who will have exceptional levels of employability when they graduate. Our three pillars of Digital Strategy, Digital Delivery and Digital Service all work together as a key enabler for the University to achieve this.

We are currently looking for a Data Architect to join our Digital Strategy and Design team. As a team, we focus on ensuring that Digital IT "does the right things" through strategy and governance, as well as "doing things right" through organisational and operational model development and performance management. We are the strategic planners – making sure our roadmap of projects are delivered at the right time.

So what will the role involve?

  • Contribute to our thinking and be challenging on how Salford can transform the way it addresses equity disparities, embraces diversity and becomes more inclusive
  • Helping to create data roadmaps for the University and supporting them on their digital journey, which includes a cloud first strategy.
  • Supporting with the design and creation of solution patterns.
  • Building relationships with stakeholders across the University to really understand requirements and how the architecture team can support them with technology challenges.
  • Providing high quality data analysis, to identify and define common information requirements, and to design conceptual structures to meet the medium and long-term data requirements of the University.
  • Support the architectural design needs of specific projects and initiatives, working alongside project managers, analysts and technical staff, as well as other University colleagues.

What’s in it for you?

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.

To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.

There is a varied benefits package available through ‘MySalford’ where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance (and to help you through this pandemic!) you can connect to work from wherever you are, whether it’s our Frederick Road Campus, MediaCityUK or your couch at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work from your chosen location.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - Watch us in action here!

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At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity.

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